Botrytis Rot of Garlic

Note the lesions and neck rot on the pseudostem of this Yugoslavian Porcelain plant.

Note the lesions and neck rot on the pseudostem of this Yugoslavian Porcelain plant.

 

Here is a photo of the pseudostem of a Yugoslavian Porcelain garlic plant. Take note of the lesions and rot near the surface of the soil. We’ve had a particularly rainy and wet spring with few sunny and hot days to dry out. I believe what we’re seeing here is Botrytis porri, a fungal infection of fall planted garlic. When I harvest this plant, I will be looking for further signs of infection in the bulb.

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